We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So reach deep fellow taxpayer. Time to bail out yet another failing agency which apparently never saw this revolution in communication coming, was never able to compete in the market without monopoly powers granted by government and has overspent and overpromised even as it watched it’s market share continually shrink.
Maybe it is time to, horror of horrors, consider privatizing this service? Actually, that’s something that should have been done years ago. But watch … we’ll still have this government run anachronism around our fiscal necks when your grandchildren are adults.
"Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness"
Problem with that is that pretty much everything is considered a "mental illness" nowadays.
And thus it's weird that ONLY 40% of Europeans are diagnosed with one :)
Insomnia (mentioned as an example in the linked article) a mental illness?
It could in some cases be a symptom of one, but it's certainly not an illness in itself and can be caused by a large number of physical, mental, and environmental factors.
And that's just one example of the BS poured out in that "report".
Of course stating so isn't PC, and not being PC is now a crime in most of Europe, with the judge likely deciding your mentally ill and need to be locked up and forcibly treated for several years (the norm for many crimes in several European nations, either after or instead of prison sentences, and usually ending up being lifetime imprisonment in a mental institution).
I'm real sorry that Jane Fonda didn't sleep with Che Guevara too. Maybe he would have killed her in her sleep. As it is, she is the betrayer of some brave American soldiers and therefore forever treasonous.
I wonder if sleeping with Che Guevara would have "liberated" Jane Fonda. According to that article, she certainly wasn't "liberated" by any definition I'm aware of. She seemed much more clueless and sniveling than I would have imagined.
Around 1985 I was at the light heaveyweight champtionship fight in the Omni in Atlanta where Atlanta native Evander Holyfield was challenging. This was a big deal for Atlanta at that time. At boxing events it is common to announced celebrities at the fight. Well, Atlanta in 1985, pre urban hip hop mecca, had precious few celebs. After a few local pro athletes were announced and possibly Kenny Rogers Ted Turner was introduced to a huge ovation. Following Ted, they introduced his wife, movie star, Jane Fonda, to an even louder chorus of boos and cat calls...very ugly. American's have a long and unforgiving memory for unapologetic traitors.
Thanks for the Forbes article on why companies hire. From looking at his background in the corporate world, I now have a clearer understanding of how we have gotten ourselves in the economic mess. Our ruling class is composed, to coin a phrase, of "ignorant sluts."
Good grief what a confused and aimless article. After a flow of pointless points we get to the conclusion: companies hire when the profits missed from not hiring exceed the cost of adding a new worker. I mean Good Grief! I guess he means when risk adjusted projected profit (sales - costs, including new employees) from expansion exceeds the ROI standard for the company. But to call this confused is generous.
Oh, and I particularly like the comment "If Republicans can keep GDP growth from rising, their odds of achieving their goal of replacing Obama rise." Unbeluckinfeebable! Is this guy a speechwriter for Obama moonlighting as a "columnist" for Forbes?