Fly me to the moon to have eel, Eh?

Flying car?

Last month, it flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes.

Of course, if the NSC/EPA mandated safety and emissions hardware was backed out of the design then…TO THE MOON, ALICE! To the Moon!!!

Tom & Ray Magliozzi / Car Talk

I guarantee that the above picture has nothing at all to do with Tom & Ray’s column.

Eel market sizzles as prices hit $2k/lb in Maine

Did you say $2000 an pound?!!

But there’s no mystery about what’s drawing hundreds of fishermen to riverbanks to catch the creatures during the two-month fishing season. The price of the eels has skyrocketed to unparalleled levels, with catches bringing up to $2,000 a pound.

A worldwide shortage of the prized dinner fare, imported in infancy from Maine to Asia to be raised in farm ponds, has buyers paying top dollar for the baby American eels. A pound of eels should be worth around $30,000 on the open market once grown to market size, according to one dealer.

What is being caught isn’t adult, pop in the skillet, eels. It’s the viable hatchlings, toothpick size. A whole new meaning to “worth their weight in gold”.

Obama’s uncle gets Massachusetts driver’s license back after drunken driving arrest

President Obama’s uncle has reportedly been granted a hardship driver’s license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles just a week after he lost the right to drive for 45 days in a deal in a drunken driving case.

Oh for crying out loud! Here’s a thought, ship his ass back to the family U.N. hut in Kenya, then he won’t need a Mass Drivers License. What’s next?

The Six States Where Taxes Are Soaring

1. Delaware
> Increase in personal income tax: none
> Expenditure per capita (2008): $6,800 (3rd highest)
> 2009 budget shortfall: 12.2% (18th highest)
> Home price decline from peak: 20.3% (16th largest)

2. California
> Increase in personal income tax: more than 5%
> Expenditure per capita (2008): $4,196 (25th lowest)
> 2009 budget shortfall: 36.7% (2nd highest)
> Home price decline from peak: 46.7% (3rd largest)

3. Illinois
> Increase in personal income tax: more than 5%
> Expenditure per capita (2008): $3,772 (16th lowest)
> 2009 budget shortfall: 15.1% (11th highest)
> Home price decline from peak: 21.7% (13th largest)

4. New York
> Increase in personal income tax: more than 5%
> Expenditure per capita (2008): $5,353 (12th highest)
> 2009 budget shortfall: 13.2% (16th highest)
> Home price decline from peak:8.3% (16th smallest)

5. Rhode Island
> Increase in personal income tax: between 1% and 5%
> Expenditure per capita (2008): $6,093 (5th highest)
> 2009 budget shortfall: 26.6% (3rd highest)
> Home price decline from peak:27.0% (7th largest)

6. West Virginia
> Increase in personal income tax: more than 5%
> Expenditure per capita (2008): $4,648 (18th highest)
> 2009 budget shortfall: N/A
> Home price decline from peak:4.5% (9th smallest)

Mark your calendars! On June 5-6, a rare celestial event called a transit of Venus will take place, and it won’t be repeated in your lifetime.

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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