Yes, Dennis Kusinich is suing the House of Representatives Cafeteria for $150,000 because he bit into an unpitted olive: The Cleveland Democratic congressman’s lawsuit seeks $150,000 in damages from companies that operate the Longworth House Office Building’s cafeteria. It says he bought the suspicious sandwich wrap “on or about April 17, 2008,” and eating it caused ”permanent [...]
Yeah, I’m back blogging, a bit at a time. The San Diego City Council, having passed one of those lame anti-Walmart superstore ordinances, is now having to backtrack after Walmart managed to get over 50,000 petition signatures in less that three weeks to put the ordinance to an actual public vote: The ordinance approved in [...]
From the Telegraph: Advert for ‘reliable workers’ banned as discrimination by Jobcentre Plus The boss of a recruitment firm said she was told she could not place an advert for ”reliable workers” because it discriminated against unreliable people. Nicole Mamo, 48, wanted to post an advert for a £5.80-an-hour domestic cleaner on her local Jobcentre [...]
Eric S. Raymond, author of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar“, has a thoughtful post on his blog this morning on how the current recession is impacting his circle of friends, two in particular. Here are the key paragraphs: When I look at these guys, though, I can’t buy the explanation most people would jump for, [...]
Companies are born, live, thrive, dwindle, and then often die or are absorbed by other firms. Being 56 years old, I’ve seen a lot of that first-hand and have worked for several firms that no longer exist. Over at 24/7 Wall Street, Jon Ogg and Douglas McIntyre have picked ten brands that they think will [...]
Big Government offers this chart of unemployment trends in post-WW II recessions. Nice to see that the massive deficit spending on ‘stimulus’ has paid off so well. ..bruce w..
. . . and things are already getting interesting. ITEM: Obama throws the Dalai Lama and the entire country of Tibet under the bus (emphasis mine): In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama’s summit [...]