The headline at National Review Online reads “Federal Workers Overcompensated.” It refers to this study just released by the Congressional Budget Office comparing wages and benefits of federal government employees versus their counterparts in the private sector, illustrated by this chart: As you can see, the difference in wages isn’t that much. The higher wages-21% […]
Archives for January 2012
While much of what is on the web is junk, there are some great resources for folks who want to use their discretionary time effectively. C-SPAN has a full archive of all its programming over the years. One thing I find of value at the C-SPAN site is the Booknotes page. Booknotes was a weekly interview program that […]
The United States Department of Agriculture has updated the map it issues to help gardeners across the nation determine what they can plant. Because the nation is getting warmer, people are now able to plant various flowers and trees in parts of the country that before would have not been hospitable to such a wide […]
It’s been a long time. I want to introduce myself. My name is Scott Barzilla and I am unemployed. Back in November, things were picking up. I had what seemed like a firm offer from an insurance company and I got a holiday job at Barnes and Noble. That job went away when the holidays […]
This is about 17 minutes long. It is a lecture by Richard Wilkinson regarding income inequality and how it effects overall quality of life. You’ll be smarter for having watched it. I encourage you to watch and discuss.
Kate Shepherd reports on emails released under FOIA that confirms what we feared during the BP Macondo well blowout: in an effort to get the blowout off the television, the government downplayed the environmental damage. in her report in Mother Jones yesterday, Kate reports on the emails. Report: White House Pressured Scientists to Underestimate BP […]
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You’re all familiar with the libertarian leanings of Republican candidate, Ron Paul. Lately, his followers have taken to claims that the media isn’t treating him fairly. Poor Mr. Paul, he can’t even get asked a question about abortion at a debate, and he was an OB for years! I have this to say to Paul […]
This could also be subtitled “The Wandering Eye of Newt” I know I personally suffer from Adult-Onset Attention Deficit (AOAD), but has the Tea Party buried their heads in their rectums these days? I know it was soooooo last century when the Newtster was House Speaker, but seriously, this man got a standing O last […]