- You might also cater to those craftsmen/craftspersons who need help
finding Sources-of-Supply for their raw materials. I have a thousand-
foot[???] spool of carpet thread that I am still making glass bead
[6mm] necklaces with.
Supply N demand, even in barter.
Your friend, Jon.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeff Suzuki <jeff_suzuki@...>
> --- xwecklox <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Yeah I attened a meeting at Sol Haven a few years
> > ago and this lady
> > said....you paint my house, I'll get you some armor.
> > Haha....I think
> > that deal would have been a TAD unbalanced, but the
> > premise was a good
> > idea.
> Depends on the armor. You could easily spend a few
> thousand dollars on it. You could also get a basic
> kit for around $200.
> Let me pitch my idea a little bit more...;-)
> If I was an armorer who needed his house painted...it
> might be tempting. If I enjoyed painting houses and
> needed armor...again, it might be tempting.
> Unfortunately, I'm acrophobic. On the other hand, I
> enjoy cooking...How many meals for 8 are worth a helm?
> I found to my surprise that I've got Marxist
> leanings...that is to say, at my time in life, I've
> come to the decision that the difference between the
> cost of the raw materials and the value of the
> finished product comes down how much (competent) labor
> was put into it. If it takes you X hours, I'm willing
> to trade that for something that takes me X hours
> (with adjustments made for materials cost).
> It doesn't matter to me that I might be able to sell
> my product on the market for 2 or 3 times what you
> could sell yours for...because I don't want to go into
> the manufacturing business. (In the above case...I
> don't want to go into the restaurant or catering
> business. Too much work if I _have_ to do it. But
> the occasional meal here or there, when it's for a
> specific purpose...sure, why not? It'll be fun)
> Part of the idea is that there are a good number who
> choose their persona based on "What can I sew?" There
> are a lot of people who can't do much more than pack a
> sandwich and chips for their lunch.
> What would be truly *neat* is to make use of our
> collective talents (and to provide an outlet for those
> of us who are a bit compulsive in our habits...).
> This would raise the general level of "atmosphere".
> Of course, we could do the same thing by just asking:
> "Hey, what would it take for you to sew me some garb?"
> But few of us are that bold...it's much easier if we
> see that X is willing to sew in exchange for food, and
> it makes it that much easier to approach X. (Ulterior
> motive #7: X might be someone we never got around to
> talking to. This gives us a reason to talk to them,
> with a guaranteed subject to talk about...as I said,
> it's my current project in social engineering)
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- On Thursday 16 March 2006 23:06, Maria wrote:
> Ditto to the fruit, cheese hummus, pitas and regular bread. I alsoThere are also some companies now making lunchmeat that doesn't require
> get lunchmeat cut to about 3/4 inch at the supermarket and cut that
> into chunks.
refrigeration until after it's opened. If you buy just what you plan to
eat at one meal....no cooler. :-)
Yogurt also will do just fine for a few hours without refrigeration. The
active cultures in it are a natural preservative that crowds out other
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