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2010-11-17 11:46 am (UTC)
Old Geography Major says
Those "Earth as Art" included a set of state-by-state [+ the whole US] shaded-relief images. COOL! I've ganked a couple to use as desktops!
2010-11-17 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Old Geography Major says
I wish we'd had this stuff when I was in school.
And that's why I'd love to have it *required* that legislators get their salaries and property handed over to caretakers while they are in office, and put them in public housing and on public assistance. With all the associated restrictions. Maybe some allowances for government cars for getting to and from work.
I bet the programs would get a *lot* less "punish you for being poor" and have a lot less of the other BS in *very* short order.
And health would get better too.
Probably need to put a lot of administrators for said programs in them too.
Of course, it'd never happen, but..
I'd like to make it illegal for Congresscritters to fly except as coach passengers in scheduled commercial flights...with the same TSA rules applied to them, including being tossed in jail if they protest about being groped. In fact, they should be limited to public transportation, period. No more private jet junkets with their corporate buddies. And no government cars to help them out--there are buses and subways in D.C. Let them get to work the way other people do.
I'd like to strip them of their special taxpayer-paid health care, too. Let them get their health care on the open market like everyone else. Make 'em live on their salaries whether they think they can or not. Let their wives get a second job, if they can't...but not with any corporation that's ever given them financial support.
And while we're at it, let's get rid of corporate financial support altogether.
I'm thinking about the British equivalents and I'd be ready to stand up and cheer the last two comments!
What kind of roses did you get - and did they tell you about soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight before planting?
Edited at 2010-11-17 07:39 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful, you must be looking forward to them flowering. I'm so glad that you managed to get fragranced varieties, that has been quite difficult over here, at times (and I never feel that it's a "real rose" if it hasn't got a scent.)
I don't think soaking them matters too much if you buy them in pots, especially if all the soil is damp, but I've always been told to soak them overnight if they arrive bare-rooted.
They arrived in pots, with soil...and had been very carefully packed, with wet newspaper stuffed into the top of the pots and around them, inside individual boxes inside a larger box. The newspaper (and soil) were still damp.
Our criteria for choosing varieties was first of all that they were suited (as much as can be) to our soil and climate...then fragrance. I didn't want cut roses--I wanted fragrance in the garden--so we went for the roses described with extravagant terms for the fragrance. Hope they turn out to be that way. For me a rose without fragrance isn't really a rose.
I'm sorry about the delayed reply. My anti-virus updated itself and the computer decided not to load parts of the Internet afterward.
Those roses seem much better cared for than any that I have bought (except perhaps that first, giant "Dreaming Spires".) I doubt if they needed any pre-treatment before planting. It must be a really good nursery.
You could have a lot of fun with the Madame Alfred, with the thornless canes. I could never manipulate my climbers much because they are all fairly savage and tend to leave thorn-traces in the wounds.