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I am setting up my Ping.fm account. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered they don't support LJ for some reason.

I am going to have to create a custom posting client for Ping.

A question of quality
When did being "spoiled" become a good thing? Last I checked being spoiled meant one was over-indulged, demanding, and selfish?

Am I some how old fashioned or out of touch?

This just in....
School children acting more like adults than a bunch of adults trying to "protect" them.

Marcus the six-month-old lamb has now been culled, the head teacher of the primary school in Kent confirmed on Monday, after the school's council -- a 14-member group of children aged 6 to 11 -- voted 13-1 to have him killed.
"The children have had a range of opportunities to discuss this issue, both in terms of the food cycle and the ethical aspect... It is important for everyone to move on from this issue, so the children can focus on their education.

Cue up the music!
Happy birthday magnoliafly!

What I learned in traffic court
Always go to court. It doesn't matter if you are obviously guilty. Go to court.

My first court date was on Friday 10/17. This was arraignment where one enters one's plea. The judge came in and said something to the effect of:
You can plead one of three ways: not guilty, guilty, and no contest. No contest is like pleading guilty but without using the word guilty. If you plead not guilty, we will assign you a court date and you will have to come back then. If you plead no contest or guilty, I will withhold judgment, there will be no points assessed on your license, the ticket will not go on your record, and I will reduce your fine to the minimum plus court cost

The net effect of this was that I paid $20 less than the fine on the ticket and I don't take a hit on my insurance or my driving record.

They only care about the money. They don't care about guilt or innocence or any punishment as long as they get some money out of you. It is kind of a mutual bribe.

Why the American economy is so bad:
Last year, according to a report just issued by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy, S&P 500 CEOs received pay packages worth, on average, $10.5 million. That was 344 times the earnings of the average American worker.

Those CEOs are getting total of $5,250,000,000 per year. The average worker is making about $30,525 a year. If CEO pay was capped at $1 million a year (That is just over 32 times the average worker's salary), the savings could give:

  • 475,000 workers a $10,000 a year raise.
  • 1,142800 workers a $2.00 per hour raise.
  • pay to raise the minimum wage by a little over $1.00 per hour.

All that money locked up in the bank accounts of 500 people instead of stimulating the economy. All that money that could go to paying workers to create goods in the U.S. instead of shipping manufacturing jobs overseas.

This is why America's economy is failing.

Why is the American working class in trouble?
This is why.

Hard to believe that investors let executives get away with that. It is literally taking money out of the investor's pockets.