"'They obviously don't go out and talk to the people who do actually need those programs,' he told HuffPost. 'How could anyone could look a disabled person in the face and say, 'You should be working?' I was born with this disease, I didn't ask for it. I didn't smoke for 30 years. This is a genetic condition. It just seems really out of touch with reality to say we're gonna cut these things.'"
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
"And now we're seeing the agricultural raw cost commodities like wool, hides, rubber, timber and cotton begin to break out to new ten year highs, see the below monthly chart going back to 2000:"
Friday, September 24, 2010
"Banking — Investment banks became “trading machines instead of investment banks [leading to] encroachment on the territory of commercial banks, and commercial banks encroached on the territory of others in a way that couldn’t easily be managed by the old supervisory system.”
Financial system — “The financial system is broken. We can use that term in late 2008, and I think it’s fair to still use the term unfortunately. We know that parts of it are absolutely broken, like the mortgage market which only happens to be the most important part of our capital markets [and has] become a subsidiary of the U.S. government.”"
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 - February 22, 2002) was one of the great figures of Hollywood's Golden Age, creating perfect films, all about six minutes long. They were called Looney Tones, or Merrie Melodies, or cartoons, but when the three on this page were placed in the National Movie Registry, they were also called masterpieces.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
"The built-in mike and speaker make the Touch a Wi-Fi cellphone. Apps like Skype or Line2 let you make free or cheap phone calls whenever you’re in a Wi-Fi hot spot. (The speaker’s on the bottom, so you can’t really hold it to your ear, but the speakerphone or Apple’s $30 earbuds work fine.) And using a free app like TextFree, you can send all the text messages you like without paying the phone company anything."
Friday, September 10, 2010
"Save money by buying expensive paint. It may sound goofy, but as Tom Kraeutler, WalletPopper and host of the syndicated radio program, The Money Pit Home Improvement Show, insists, 'Always buy good quality paint, even if it costs a little more. Cheap paint doesn't last, and since most of the work is labor, your cost-per-year is a lot less if you buy better paint.'"