eCAHNomics

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  • eCAHNomics commented on the blog post Movie Review: “Braddock America”

    2014-11-22 19:53:48View | Delete

    Is this a propaganda movie or a leftie gatekeeper movie? I haven’t seen it so raise this as a discussion point. The trick would be to portray the industrial age of U.S. economy when unions were willing to get killed to get their rights as hopeless, so as to discourage those currently alive from trying.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the blog post Movie Review: “Braddock America”

    2014-11-22 19:24:43View | Delete

    My home town was Buffalo, my mother’s was Johnstown, PA. Both ex-steel.

    Agree that plan was to strip steel cities of assets via financialization and union busting.

    The EU (such a success by current standards, dontcha think), started as ECSC, wherein France & Germany agreed to cooperation in the coal and steel regions. The talking point was never another WW over those resources. (Decades later at EU time, when I was adult, I thought: guess they are unfamiliar with civil wars.)

    Europe & Japan had to rebuild steel inds from rubble. Built state of the art, which was then able to “outcompete” aged U.S. steel ind.

    Would it have been cheaper to modernize U.S. industry than clear rubble & build one from scratch? (rhetorical) Japan has no coal, iron ore, oil or other sources of energy. What’s wrong with that picture.

    Same could be said for Ukraine today. It was one of the great industrial centers of central Europe. It could be revived. Instead it is being looted and ethnically cleansed.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 18:44:28View | Delete

    For me, thankfulness is an internal matter.

    Lincoln’s was winning the battle related, which is odd to contemplate.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 18:42:16View | Delete

    Condolences on your mother’s death and sorry that the fancy restaurant didn’t work out well. My son & I did a fancy restaurant about a decade ago. It was on the waterfront of the east side of the East River, meaning it had a view of the midtown skyline. Transportation by boat. Food was terrific, [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 18:26:30View | Delete

    Goodness, I’m glad I wrote this post. I thought I was being innovative by ditching family connections, going with friends, having mostly but not entirely traditional meal. Instead, I learn that many people celebrate more creatively. Guess I was brainwashed by years of family dominated events. Yours sounds delightful. I make an awesome venison chili [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 14:25:39View | Delete

    I crawl thru the sewers of the internet looking for conspiracies. There are plenty and they’re all against us.

    You crawl thru the internet sewers looking for “interesting” pictures.

    To each her own. :-)

  • How did this happen to us?

    You could start with Dulles Brothers, or go back to yellow journalism supporting, or farther back if you know the history. I don’t.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 13:09:50View | Delete

    Just reheard story of official version of Thanksgiving. Lincoln made it a national holiday. Executive order. Written by Seward. Based on older harvest festival. For winning the battle of Gettysburg.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 13:06:18View | Delete

    Silly me. I didn’t think of Macy’s, duh, slaps forehead. The minute I read that the Detroit one was sponsored by Hudson’s. Yes, they are the opening to the Xmas shopping season. Went to Macy’s twice. Windy once & they had trouble managing balloons. Don’t like crowds, don’t care much for parades. The other time [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 12:15:07View | Delete

    If I’m still awake for LLN on Thursday, I’ll send you an eplate.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 12:13:19View | Delete

    Can’t argue with the “offbeat” locations & food. Both sound like great alternatives to standard. Love everywhere I’ve been in Europe, but Hawaii with local fish seem like the right alternative, esp this year when the weather has been frigid so early. Couple who are coming here spent several Thanksgivings in Hawaii. Parade on Thanksgiving? [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 10:41:21View | Delete

    Enjoy it.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 10:21:00View | Delete

    Quite a day you have planned. Sounds wonderful, though exhausting.

    I did not include anything about the history of Thanksgiving. I gather there is controversy about the Pilgrims and Indian version & haven’t put that on the list yet to sort out.

    However, it seems that you are celebrating in another Indian tradition!

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 09:05:52View | Delete

    Sorry that your cooking skills have a sad origin, but sounds like you work wonders in the kitchen. That bakery experience is invaluable. I didn’t take up cooking until late in life. Being single, many recipes I like I make only once/year. One of the keys to learning how to cook is repetition, so it [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 08:11:39View | Delete

    You can call me anything, except don’t call me late for dinner.

    Call me next time you make that flan.

    My goal is to be an advanced amateur on activities I take up. Custard’s a little too fussy for my cooking skills, but someone convinced me to give it a try.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 07:53:43View | Delete

    One side of my family is LOUD. I can’t bear more than a day or so. My in-laws usually have good conversation, and are an interesting group, but a few years ago, one invited a friend, the subsequent year, she came with a boyfriend, there was a discussion over a particular foreign country which he [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 07:48:26View | Delete

    I think there’s an error in the recipe. Up top, it says cook for something like 3 or 4 hours, but down below, it says 30-40 minutes. Pretty sure the latter is correct, checked some other recipes. Made pumpkin flan once, huge portion, one of those big white dishes full. It turned out OK, but [...]

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 07:44:18View | Delete

    I remembered the joke when I got to the punchline. Couldn’t place its origin, though.

    Yes, much has changed.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 07:24:52View | Delete

    I thought the punchline was going to be: Why should I put with a parrot’s insults when I have family thanksgiving.

  • eCAHNomics commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 06:57:53View | Delete

    Which was louder, the TV sound for the football games or the snoring?

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