Recent Posts - page 3

  • Quitters never win. But they don’t go insane, either.

    This is a post I wrote for another blog about 5 years ago.  It pretty much sums up the reasons why I haven’t been writing and posting as much since August 2015.  There’s another reason, but I’m having a bit… Read More ›

  • They really ARE shitholes.

    Nearly 1 billion people still defecate outdoors.  Guess where most of them live? In many countries worldwide, there is still a chronic lack of toilets, driving people to defecate outdoors. In fact, just under a billion people still practice open… Read More ›

  • The higher education bubble is bursting

    Many for-profit colleges have already gone under.  Now, it’s spreading to the private schools as well: Southeastern Bible College Southeastern Bible College, 2545 Valleydale Road, announced today that it has suspended operations. “At this time, we cannot provide a definitive… Read More ›

  • Et tu, California?

      The new $15 minimum wage will cost California 400,000 jobs.  And even Governor Moonbeam knows it: In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that put the state minimum wage on track to reach $15 per hour by 2022…. Read More ›

  • Whatever shall we do?

    According to a report in the Wall Street Journal*, nearly 5 million Americans are in default on their student loans. Nearly 5 million Americans are in default on their federal student loan payments, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. That’s nearly double the number of Americans… Read More ›

  • From the Bureau of Lying Statistics

    Yesterday (December 8, 2017) the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Summary for November 2017.  The BLS reported that Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the… Read More ›

  • Christmas is missing something

    I hate Christmas. I didn’t always feel this way.  Growing up, Christmas meant getting together with family and friends, presents, midnight mass, presents, snow, presents, candy and cookies, and presents*.  Christmas was also something that you didn’t think much about… Read More ›