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Category Archives: Greed
If current urbanization and climate trends continue, by 2050 more than one billion city dwellers will suffer as a dearth of water creates global panic. A study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences predicts that by the middle of the century, an estimated 993 million urbanites will have to make do with a daily water ration of roughly a bathtub full (less than 100 liters [26 gallons]. Continue reading
These bastards (teachers) have it made. For an average minimum six-figure investment in their 6 or so years of education, teachers command a whopping starting salary from $25-53k, depending on location. The average new math teacher makes $38,211. Continue reading
Comparing the Japanese Tsunami, a natural disaster, with the BP Oil Spill (a man-made disaster), McConnell deduces, “I don’t think right after a major environmental catastrophe is a very good time to be making American domestic policy. My, how opinions on the right indeed seem to change “with the weather”. Continue reading
Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading
Bachmann made the journey to and settlement in colonial America seem like a bit of a “melting pot Carnival Cruise culminating in a rainbow coalition of unity, with all settlers holding hands, singing “Kumbaya”. Continue reading
The Double Down Chicken sandwich was born…a chicken sandwich made by cooks too lazy to actually “sandwich” its payload, for eaters who presumably for “health” reasons want to forgo the starch of a bun by substituting a truckload of fat or perhaps think they can get away with eating this shit pile with one hand. American genius! Continue reading
Shame on the democrats for allowing it to occur. They’ve effectively blown their advantage by not being total pricks with the republicans, who have rewarded their attempts at partisanship with vitriol, guerilla warfare repeated party line votes. Continue reading
“Hope” felt good. Unfortunately, as it became a rallying cry and slogan, it also became a marketing tool. Advertisers, marketers were quick to notice that the concept of hope could be reduced to a branding tool…something useful to sell product…a stamp that helps turn ordinary items into something special. Continue reading
I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone. Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading
News of the day? Lots of buzz out there on this… What do you think?