Archive for October, 2009
A few weeks ago, the New York Times produced the results of a study which showed that calorie postings on food/beverage items in restaurants do not change consumer buying habits. It found that about half the customers noticed the calorie counts, which were prominently posted on menu boards. About 28 percent of those who noticed [...]
I love this time of year in Michigan – the colors, shadows, unusual light, and unpredictable skies make for some great photos. These photos were shot today, not too far from my home in northern Macomb County, Michigan.
A little more on those Walmart caskets. Thanks to Christopher W. for the link.
Not to worry – the Department of Homeland Security can come to the rescue. A severe outbreak of the H1N1 pandemic could overwhelm internet providers’ capacity, according to a report submitted Monday, which called on Department of Homeland Security officials to develop contingency plans to avert such a crisis. “Concerns exist that a more severe [...]
From Kevin Tuma, event organizer. November 7, 2009. Full steam ahead–our weather outlook is very good…temperate, sunny, and mild, with no autumn rainfall. Karen De Coster will kick off the speaking at 11 AM, to be followed, in the early afternoon by Mary Ruwart and R. Lee Wrights. Additional speakers from the Texas Libertarian community [...]
More evidence that gun control kills. From the Mail Online: The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year - a rise of 89 per cent. In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased [...]
The Washington Post reveals that 30+ politicians are under ethics inquiry. House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July. The report appears to have been [...]
There is no commercial real estate crisis on the horizon. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said commercial real estate woes won’t set off a new banking crisis, in remarks to the Economic Club of Chicago. “I don’t think so,” Geithner said, when asked whether commercial real estate could set off another banking meltdown. “That’s a problem the [...]
I couldn’t help but read an article in this morning’s New York Times, “Perils of the Recession Generation.” I don’t know why I continue to read this nauseating, left-collectivist trash. Is it an overstatement to say that we’re at risk of losing a generation of children if we don’t step up to the plate to [...]
I’ve always disliked the high cost of a funeral – the funeral activities, casket, flowers, burial, etc. I’ve always thought, as did my parents, that after you are dead is not a good time to waste money on crap you don’t need (and can’t appreciate). When my big day comes, just cremate me and toss [...]